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Read Up on Waldorf for Free

It’s school tour season again, and I love sharing about the Waldorf-style school my daughter attends. It’s not a fit for everyone, but if it is, Waldorf education can be transformative for the entire family. I have my elevator pitch about why it works for us, but people I talk to have lots more questions, … Continue reading

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To My Fellow White Parents

Dear white parents touring the public schools, I believe that you don’t mean it to be as bad as it sounds. But when you say, “that school has too many Latin families for me,” or “I’m not ready for my child to experience so much diversity,” it does offend me. Think of the message it … Continue reading

I Feel You, Bebe (Finding Empathy)

I’d say my profoundest discovery about the postpartum period is this: human evolution has developed us mamas to empathize and identify with our new babies when they need it most. I’m talking about that feeling of rawness and overwhelm, like the world is too big, too bright, too loud. I wrote in the past about … Continue reading

Book List: Child development and Waldorf education

This list of recommended books comes from Allison Carroll, our wonderful teacher when she was director of the Parent-Child Program at San Francisco Waldorf School. She is now a nursery teacher there. Some are about child development or child psychology and others specifically relate to Waldorf education. The first one, The Emotional Life of the … Continue reading